According to a report by Marc J. Spears, US general manager Grant Hill plans to replace head coach Gregg Popovich before the start of the 2021-22 season. Undefeated.
The 72-year-old Popovich led the US team to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
“People who can manage the locker room, people who understand international games, obviously can coach, and understand that this is not over yet,” Hill said when he was looking for the next head coach of the US team.
“Last year was just a real study of international competitions. This is different. This is a different game from ours. It is important to understand and respect this, not only for the staff but also for the players.”
There are no shortage of candidates for this position: including but not limited to Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, Miami Heat head coach Eric Spoelstra (formerly the head coach of the 2021 Select Team) and Former New York Knicks’ and Houston Rockets head coach Jeff Van Gundy (he coached the national team in qualifying in recent years).
Popovich will (probably) retire from international coaching as one of its most respected leaders.